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Multi-Agent Approach Using LoRaWAN Devices: An Airport Case Study

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Expert Systems and Applications Lab, Faculty of Science, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los Caídos s/n, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Laboratory of Embedded and Distribution Systems, University of Vale do Itajaí, Itajaí 88302-901, Brazil
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COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal
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VALORIZA, Research Center for Endogenous Resources Valorization, Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre, 7300-555 Portalegre, Portugal
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Electronics 2020, 9(9), 1430; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091430
Received: 29 July 2020 / Revised: 26 August 2020 / Accepted: 27 August 2020 / Published: 2 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IoT Services, Applications, Platform, and Protocols)
The current situation with COVID-19 is changing our courses of action toward ensuring health security. This is particularly crucial in airports, which usually receive more than 300,000 travellers in one single day. In this work, we present an Internet of Things (IoT) network to monitor the status of toilets and improve their maintenance. The system is based on IoT networks with different sensors to control soap levels, room capacity, distances, temperature, and humidity. This information is processed by a multi-agent system that detects possible anomalies and makes decisions accordingly. A case study in a real environment is developed in order to demonstrate the usefulness of the system. The results show that the proposed method can be used to successfully manage and control airport toilets. View Full-Text
Keywords: airports; IoT network; multi-agent system; LoRaWAN airports; IoT network; multi-agent system; LoRaWAN
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Sales Mendes, A.; Jiménez-Bravo, D.M.; Navarro-Cáceres, M.; Reis Quietinho Leithardt, V.; Villarrubia González, G. Multi-Agent Approach Using LoRaWAN Devices: An Airport Case Study. Electronics 2020, 9, 1430.

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